Q: Are any rebates available?

A: There are a number of funding solutions that may be available for your child as follows:

  • Medicare Allied Health Initiative for Chronic Disease Management Items – previously known as Enhanced Primary Care – (EPC) plans
  • Private Health Funds – Speech Pathology services can be rebated if you have Ancillary cover with your private health fund. Contact your health fund directly to determine the rebate amount and the maximum amount you can claim per person or family in a calendar year. You cannot claim through both Medicare and your Private Health Insurer for the same session.

Q: What can I do to help?
A: Research shows us that treating your child in his/her early years is very important as early intervention is the key to success. Your therapist will give you fun activities to carry out as home practice. This is important as it helps your child consolidate their new skills taught in therapy and ensure their success. Praise and encouragement is important as this new skill may be difficult for your child.

Q: How long will my child need therapy?
A: This is a difficult question to answer, as it depends on your child’s learning style. This can vary with every child, and every therapy target. Some children will continue in therapy until their speech and language skills are level with their developmental level. At this point, therapy will stop and your child will be discharged. Some children are monitored (review appointments) for a while to make sure that they continue with their progress with and other children achieve their milestones and are discharged from therapy.

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